Running the Virgin London Marathon 2019

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Running the London Marathon

Alex Neil Estate Agents enjoy involvement with local events, initiatives and charity fundraising. We support select regional and national charities close to the hearts of some of our staff, and the world-famous London Marathon is no exception #VLM2019!

London Marathon 2019 Alex Neil Fundraising

Our Business Development Director, Jon Pulman, is taking on the gruelling training required to prepare for 2019's Virgin London Marathon. He's running to raise funds for Macmillan Caring Locally, an essential charity for some people living with cancer. The route is close to Alex Neil's heart as it passes through Docklands and right past the front doors of our Rotherhithe & Bermondsey and Canary Wharf & Docklands offices.

There are over 500 marathon races organised in around 64 countries worldwide each year, and The London Marathon is perhaps the most famous. For the first time, The London Marathon 2018 saw more than 40,000 finishers in the hottest marathon in the capital since 2007.

Elite athletes battle for formal race prizes. Vivian Cheruiyot won the women's race last year, Eliud Kipchoge led home, and Sir Mo Farah in the men's in just over 2 hours and 4 minutes. The London Marathon is equally well known for the inspiring stories from the masses of mere mortals who take on the challenge!

One would ask, why do they do it? Is it just for sport or to prove something to themselves? For many, their main focus is to help. Help those in need, those who can't fight for themselves. Many participants lucky enough to receive a coveted place in the marathon agree to do the training and raise some money for their chosen charity.

Jon says on his fundraising page, "I'm running in memory of my mum. Her spirit runs with me whenever I run. She also spent many a cold morning supporting my sporting efforts and would enjoy the irony of the winter training plan. Cancer has or likely will touch all of our lives somehow, and clearly, the important work of charities like Macmillan Caring Locally needs our support."

We look forward to following Jon's training progress and cheering from the sidelines as he joins the masses in completing this historic event for their goals and other noble causes. If you would like to support Jon's efforts, feel free to line the route and cheer, or if you'd like to donate, please visit his fundraising page.

Written by Alex Neil Estate Agents

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